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I'm running suse 9 pro and decided to update the kde base packages. I read that I should go to runtime level 3 before installing and I did with the init 3 command. After installing the base packages and executing init 5, I still don't see the loging window that used to come up. When booting up the progress bar will go until it's filled and then stop and remain on that screen. When I press F2 then I see a login prompt in text mode. Anyway to get the old login window back up and to get back the old behaviour I had before? Thanks.
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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What happens when you run "startx" after you log in with the ASCII terminal?

Which packages did you update? If you did not update all kde packages, what does this command list?

rpm -qa | grep kde

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by:fleemos
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Thanks for the quick reply khkremer. When I run startx a window pops up with a message that says, " could not start kdeinit. Check your installation." When it returns to the terminal I notice that the error "error while loading libraries:libidn.so.11:cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" quite a few times. I upgraded the arts, kdelibs3 and kdebase3 packages with rpms I downloaded from suse. Are you sure that last command is correct. I think from memory grep takes a regular expression in which case kde wouldn't net a match. is it really supposed to be kde*? I'll run it with the * and see what I get and post it in a sec as I am dual booting with suse and windows so I have to jump back and forth. Thanks.
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by:fleemos
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I tried it again without the * and then it worked but I'm still searching for some way to get the file over to windows.
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You could write the file to a floppy disk.

You've only updated three of the packages, you need to update all of them. This left you with a system that has some new packages, but many old ones. Something of this mix does not work correctly.

You need all the packages from the "base" directory (see http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_20942860.html for more information).
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by:fleemos
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Sorry for taking so long to reply, work had me for a couple of days. Well I got the rpms from the suse's server in the location that you sent me to and installed them and it worked. Before I did that I tried to install all the ones I had but I had got them from the same server but I got to them through the update directory. Not sure why they didn't work but the new ones did. Thanks for all your help.
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